Beautification is all about keeping the physical environment of Yaletown in great shape to ensure that the area is the best place in Vancouver to work, trade and visit.
In 2011, the Yaletown BIA launched the Heritage Street Furniture Project to commemorate the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary. Utilizing large heritage beams that were recovered from demolition in the Yaletown heritage district, new public art and street furniture is being commissioned for the area to reflect Yaletown’s historic beginnings.
Artists fabricated the street furniture from this reclaimed lumber to showcase the massive size of timber used in this heritage warehouse district. Furthermore, Yaletown’s railway heritage (as the western-most terminus of the CPR and the National Dream) is highlighted in the design of the elements. The incorporation of materials including railway tracks as part of the bench legs, as well as railway spikes, give a visual cue to the neighbourhood’s origins.
Take a stroll down Mainland Street and you’ll discover Chapel Benches, locally designed and manufactured by Wiens Studios. Other benches were designed by Brent Comber Originals Inc and the City of Vancouver Engineering Services.
YALETOWN CLEAN TEAM
The Yaletown Clean Team are on the streets of Yaletown weekly throughout the year to tidy up around the planters and pick up litter in the area.
If there’s a mess on the streets, please report the issue to the City of Vancouver at 3-1-1. Also, contact the Yaletown BIA at (604) 683-7473 during business hours and we will do the best to accommodate a clean up request within two business days.
Since the Yaletown BIA began in 1999, the street banners program has expanded to cover the entire BIA area. The street banner program includes neighbourhood identification banners (the pink Yaletown banners seen throughout the area), holiday banners in winter and Taste of Yaletown event banners.